Research shows that most organizations implement DIY solutions or cocktails of discrete technologies to get analysts online. Silo for Research is a cloud-delivered platform that puts your team on the web in seconds — without added infrastructure or any other upfront investments. Analysts access a virtual environment that gives them full-fidelity access to the web without the risk.
Conducting research online puts your team in contact with toxic content and malicious actors. Because Silo for Research executes in the cloud, your environment is never exposed, and your identity is never revealed. All rendered content, all executable code, all access requests to sites and all collections are performed by Silo, with your analysts interacting only with a benign remote display.
Research platforms typically require exceptions to IT policies or live outside of IT control. Silo for Research provides a single, central point of policy enforcement and oversight. Policies are defined in an admin console, and all analyst actions are logged and encrypted via customer-managed keys. APIs allow you to extract encrypted audit logs for internal analysis or to respond to information requests.
Corporate researchers typically aren’t trained in the operational security practices required to keep them safe and anonymous. Silo for Research is a simple and intuitive environment that ensures airtight security and anonymity, freeing analysts to conduct their research without risk.
Corporate researchers collect fragmented data from disparate sources. That data may live on the web in different regions and networks. Silo for Research allows access and analysis of web-based resources regardless of location, language or network.
No web-native code ever reaches the analysts' desktop, no cookies are dropped and no exploits can transit the network. Silo for Research executes in a secure, cloud-based container, never exposing your IP addresses, devices identities or other resources directly to the internet.
Capturing disparate data may open the door to malicious content. Data captured in Silo for Research can be stored securely in the cloud, flattened into benign formats, or passed through multiple layers of antivirus processing to ensure the firm remains secure.
Data collections aren’t always passive; sometimes researchers may need to access forums or interact with parties outside their organization. Silo for Research enables full access to web-based forums and content hosting sites without exposing the environment or jeopardizing the investigation.
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